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Scorecard | Sun 23 Nov


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Australia vs South Africa ODI

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney ,11/23/2014, 08:50 (IST)

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe ODI

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong ,11/23/2014, 12:00 (IST)


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Pakistan vs New Zealand Test

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai ,11/17/2014, 11:30 (IST)

Pakistan drew with New Zealand

Australia vs South Africa ODI

Manuka Oval, Canberra ,11/19/2014, 08:50 (IST)

Australia beat South Africa by 73 runs

About Makar Sankranti


Makar Sankranti(Sanskrit: मकर संक्रान्ति) or Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Capricorn on its celestial path. This is significant considering the Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the gradual increase of the duration of the day. Remember actually the shortest day on the earth is December 21st, 22nd and from this point onwards day begin to increase. Hence actual Winter Solstice begin on December 21st or December 22nd when the tropical sun enters Makara rashi. Now because of the earths tilt of 23.45 degrees and sliding of equninoxes ayanamasha occurs and causing makara samkranti to slide further. 1000 years back in 1000AD makar samkranti was in Dec 31st and now January 14th and After 5000 years Makara sankranti will come in the end of february, begining of march. After 9000 years Makara sanranti will come in the june (it will be

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